11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

11 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Galle
— 3 nights
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3 h 15 min
2
Anuradhapura
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Trincomalee
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Kandy
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Kuwait City

3
nights
Galle

The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Jungle Beach will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Tsunami Photo Museum or Cara Jewellers. Go for a jaunt from Galle to Hikkaduwa to see Community Tsunami Museum about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dutch Reformed Church, stroll through Sea Turtle Farm Galle Mahamodara, and make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Galle trip itinerary maker site.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Galle is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Galle. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Galle, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Anuradhapura.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Community Tsunami Museum, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Tsunami Photo Museum
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tsunami Photo Museum ©
Tsunami Photo Museum
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

3
nights
Anuradhapura

Explore the well-preserved ruins of an ancient Sri Lankan civilization and its former capital at Anuradhapura, a World Heritage Site and erstwhile center of Theravada Buddhism set amidst peaceful green parks.
Explore hidden gems such as Safaris and Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Do some cultural sightseeing at Isurumuniya Temple and Ritigala Forest Monastery. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Jethawanaramaya Dagoba, appreciate the history behind Abhayagiri Dagaba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mihintale, and see human ingenuity at work at Tissa Wewa.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Anuradhapura trip planner.

Getting from Galle to Anuradhapura by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Trincomalee.

Things to do in Anuradhapura

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Safaris
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Safaris
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi ©
Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi
Ritigala Forest Monastery ©
Ritigala Forest Monastery

1
night
Trincomalee

Trincomalee ©
A center of Tamil culture and language, Trincomalee suffered greatly during the 30-year civil war, but the troubles haven't dimmed the natural and cultural charms of the place.
On the 20th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koneswaram Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Nilaveli Beach, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Trincomalee trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Anuradhapura to Trincomalee takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Trincomalee

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Nilaveli Beach
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Nilaveli Beach ©
Nilaveli Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple ©
Sri Pathrakali Amman Temple

3
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Explore hidden gems such as Udawattekele Sanctuary and Jayamali Batiks Studio. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kandy Garrison Cemetery and Kandy Lake. Change things up with a short trip to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala (about 1h 20 min away). There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Royal Botanical Gardens, stroll the grounds of Kandy War Cemetery, and make a trip to Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kandy attractions site.

Traveling by car from Trincomalee to Kandy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Udawattekele Sanctuary ©
Udawattekele Sanctuary
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Garrison Cemetery ©
Kandy Garrison Cemetery

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